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Whether you've never sewn before or it's been a long time since you last touched your sewing machine, this class will provide you with what you need to jump into sewing.

Sewing can be overwhelming with all of the features and moving parts, but it does not have to be.

In this class we will go over all necessary basics to make sure you are comfortable with your sewing machine. We will cover everything a beginner needs to know that will leave you confident to take the next step towards other classes. Several of the classes build on each other and can help you get more familiar with techniques and gain skills of all kinds.

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What You'll Learn

  • How to
    • properly thread your machine
    • wind your bobbin
    • install your bobbin
    • choose appropriate thread and fabric for your project type
    • pivot at corners
    • backstitch
  • What all of the moving parts and pieces of your machine are and how they work
  • Seam allowance
  • Common sewing terminology
  • What should be in your first sewing kit
  • Lots of tips, tricks, and techniques to make your journey so much more fun!

Prerequisites

None!

This class is for the absolute beginner with no experience or someone who wants a refresher on the tools or techniques learned in this class.

Tools & Supplies

You will need:

Price

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Private Class

Instructor-led private sewing class scheduled at a time that is best for you.

Number of Students
See discounted price for multiple students


Online
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Public Class

Instructor-led public sewing class.

Online
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$52/person

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Discounts
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Private Classes/Lessons

Discounts are available when you sign-up multiple people for private classes or personalized lessons so get friends or family members together too. Select the number of students above to see the discounted price per person.

Online Sewing Classes

Not sure if online lessons are right for you?

I developed a unique online learning experience to make it as close as possible to being in person. I make the same project along with you and show you the actions from multiple cameras as I guide you step by step. Learn more or contact me to schedule a demo to show you what it's like.

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Duration

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2 hours
One, 2-hour session

About the Instructor

Vanessa has been teaching children and adults for over 20 years. In addition to offering beginner to advanced sewing lessons she is an instructor in the Fashion Design Program at Austin Community College. Previously, Vanessa was an instructor at The Stitch Lab where she taught intro and specialty sewing classes, gave private lessons, hosted parties, and ran summer camps.

Vanessa is a full-time designer and seamstress working with clients on a wide variety of custom sewing and product development projects for fashion, wearable tech, decor, accessories and soft goods that keep her current with the latest sewing trends and technologies. She is also a machine service technician and has detailed knowledge of a wide range of sewing machines that enables her to personalize sewing lessons for the types of machines students are using.

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Review options below to sign up for this public class or request a private class that is scheduled when you want.


Public Class for Kids
Public sewing class that is open to kids who are between the ages of 7-13.

Minimum Class Size
A minimum number of 2 students is required for public classes. If the minimum is not reached 48 hours before the start then the class will be cancelled and all students who registered will have the option for a full refund or to be enrolled in the next available class if one is scheduled. See all Terms & Conditions.

Public Class for Teens & Adults
Public sewing class that is open to adults and kids starting at age 14.

Minimum Class Size
A minimum number of 2 students is required for public classes. If the minimum is not reached 48 hours before the start then the class will be cancelled and all students who registered will have the option for a full refund or to be enrolled in the next available class if one is scheduled. See all Terms & Conditions.

Private Sewing Class
Most of my sewing classes are taught as private classes, one on one or in groups. This class can be organized as a private sewing class for adults or kids that is scheduled when you want.

Before confirming private lessons with new students I first schedule a 15-min, no-cost introduction video call to introduce myself, learn more about your sewing goals, answer any questions you have, and demonstrate what the learning experience is like in my virtual lessons. This way you can get to know me too and make sure the experience is right for you or your child before committing to lessons.

Please complete the form below to schedule the call.